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    Psychology major Jennifer Johnson is an Honors student and editor of Collage
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    MTSU Psychology students put on a health literacy fair at Barfield Elementary
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    Dr. Paul Foster, who specializes in neuropsychology, goes over data with students
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    Professor Janet Belsky studies lifespan development
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Psychology

How do children form attachments to their parents, and what happens when these attachments fail? Can personality type contribute to the development of certain diseases, such as heart disease or cancer? Psychology studies behavior and mental processes. It's a science that seeks to answer basic questions about thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, while exploring connections to other areas of study such as medicine, philosophy, chemistry, biology, and the social sciences. Psychology reaches into multiple areas of human activity, from the workplace to schools, research hospitals to forensic investigation, as those trained in the field strive to understand and serve human needs.

Community Assessment Project

Reaching out to the community

The Department of Psychology's Center for Organizational and Human Resource Effectiveness, or COHRE, is working with United Way of Rutherford County and the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce on the “Community Assessment Project.” The comprehensive project, which aims to pinpoint the most pressing needs and concerns of the community surrounding MTSU, will gather input from various sectors of the county's population. COHRE, the Chamber, and the United Way can then use that information to guide county leaders in targeting areas for specific improvements in residents' quality of life.

MTSU partners with Nashville CARES

Celebrating life with service learning

Every December 1 is a busy one for some MTSU psychology students. On eacb World AIDS Day, students in PSY 4600, Psychosexual Adjustment, implement a full marketing plan to encourage every student on campus to be tested for HIV. The psychology students have partnered with Nashville CARES, the Nashville-based HIV/AIDS education and service organization, since 2008 to raise awareness about the disease with prevention and treatment options and information. The free, non-invasive, 20-minute HIV testing is a big draw for at-risk students while it provides service-learning opportunities for the psychology students.

The skills a student possesses at graduation are critical to a successful career, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology can strengthen skills in human relations, communication, research, and creativity. That foundation can lead to a plethora of diverse and satisfying careers, including entry-level positions as

  • Advertising agent
  • Affirmative Action officer
  • Alumni relations director
  • Behavior analyst
  • Case worker
  • Child protection worker
  • College admissions counselor
  • College fundraising director
  • Community recreation worker
  • Community relations officer
  • Congressional aide
  • Corrections officer
  • Customer relations
  • Day care center supervisor
  • Drug/substance abuse counselor
  • Employee counselor
  • Group home coordinator
  • Hospital patient-services representative
  • Job analyst
  • Marketing researcher
  • Mental retardation unit manager
  • Occupational analyst
  • Parks and recreation director
  • Probation/parole officer
  • Public information officer
  • Public relations
  • Reporter
  • Residential youth counselor
  • Staff training and development
  • Statistical assistant
  • Technical writer
  • Veteran's advisor
  • Volunteer services director


Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • AdvanceMed Corporation
  • Clinical Research Associates
  • Discovery Communications
  • Elk Valley Home Health
  • Healthways
  • Holland Psychological Services
  • International Antiviral Society-USA
  • Mental Health Cooperative
  • Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Metropolitan Transit Authority of Davidson County (Tenn.)
  • Premier Systems Integrators Inc.
  • SpecialtyCare Inc.
  • Square D Company
  • Tennessee Supreme Court

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For students intrigued by the workings of the mind, MTSU offers three majors leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Psychology is the most popular major for students with a variety of career goals and interests, followed by Pre-Graduate Psychology, which is designed for students who plan to pursue graduate education in psychology doctoral programs or research-intensive masters programs. The third major is Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  The department also offers an online psychology degree in conjunction with the University College.
 
The department also offers Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees in five graduate programs: Clinical Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and a Pre-Specialist in Education: School Psychology. An Education Specialist (Ed.S) degree is offered in School Psychology.
 
Undergraduates can earn a minor in one of five psychology fields: Psychology, Lifespan Development, Mental Health Services, Industrial/Organizational, and Neuroscience. The department participates in an interdisciplinary minor in Behavioral Research.
Psychology Psychology Pre-Graduate School   



The sample schedule below is based on the current undergraduate catalog. It is not a substitute for academic advisement. Contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements or consult the undergraduate catalog (catalog.mtsu.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years. (Refer to the scholarships website for information regarding use of the Lottery Scholarship for the summer term.)

NOTE: Learning Support courses will alter the sequences on this map. Missing milestones could delay your program.

Psychology Academic Map

Department of Psychology
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3Must earn C- or better ENGL 1020 (Comm)3Must earn C- or better
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
MATH 1530, MATH 1710, or MATH 1730 (Math)3–4or MATH > than 1730 PSY 20001
PSY 1410 (Soc/Beh Sci)3Must earn C- or better PSY 23003 
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  PSY 22103 
    HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
SUBTOTAL16­–17­­  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Soc/Beh Sci3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  PSY 3070/PSY 30714Must earn C- or better
PSY 30203  Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3 
Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3  Psychology required core class3Must earn C- or better
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL16 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
Psychology required core class3Must earn C- or better Psychology elective course3 
Psychology elective course3  Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3 
Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3  Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3 
Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3  Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3 
General elective course1–3  General elective course1–3 
SUBTOTAL13–15  SUBTOTAL13–15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
Psychology required core class3Must earn C- or better Psychology elective course3 
Psychology elective course3  Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3 
Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3  General elective hours6–9 
Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3     
General elective course1–3     
SUBTOTAL13–15  SUBTOTAL12–15 
NOTE: Two 15-hour minors should be completed.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3Must earn C- or better ENGL 1020 (Comm)3Must earn C- or better
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  PSY 2210 or PSY 23003Must earn C- or better
MATH 1530, MATH 1710, or MATH 1730 (Math)3–4or MATH > than 1730 PSY 20001
PSY 1410 (Soc/Beh Sci)3Must earn C- or better HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
    Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL13–14   13 
FRESHMAN SUMMER
PSY 2210 or PSY 23003  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Soc/Beh Sci3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  PSY 3070/PSY 30714Must earn C- or better
PSY 30203  Psychology required core class3Must earn C- or better
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3  Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
Psychology required core class3Must earn C- or better Psychology elective course3 
Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3  Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3 
Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3  Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3 
General elective course 3  General elective course3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3  Psychology elective course3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
Psychology required core class3Must earn C- or better Psychology elective course3 
Psychology elective course3  Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3 
Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3  General elective courses6 
Minor 1 or Minor 2 course3     
General elective course2–3     
SUBTOTAL14–15  SUBTOTAL12 
NOTE: Two 15-hour minors should be completed.

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

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Psychology Pre-Graduate School

Department of Psychology
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro


Suggested Fall/Spring and Summer/Fall/Spring Four-Year Schedule

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FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3Must earn C- or better ENGL 1020 (Comm)3Must earn C- or better
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
MATH 1530, MATH 1710, or MATH 1730 (Math)3–4or MATH > 1730 PSY 20001 
PSY 1410 (Soc/Beh Sci)3Must earn C- or better PSY 23003Must earn C- or better
Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3  PSY 22103Must earn C- or better
    HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
SUBTOTAL16–17  SUBTOTAL16 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Soc/Beh Sci3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  Minor course3 
PSY 30203Must earn B- or better; prereq for PSY 3070/4070 PSY 3070/PSY 30714Must earn B- or better; prereq for PSY 4070/4080
Minor course3  PSY required core class3Must earn C- or better
SUBTOTAL16  SUBTOTAL16 
NOTE: General Education and lower division major hours should be completed by the end of Sophomore Spring. Apply for Pre-graduate School
Psychology admission (3.50 PSY GPA and 3.25 overall GPA required) when 45–60 hours are completed.
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
PSY required core class3Must earn C- or better PSY elective course3Submit UD and Intent to Graduate forms
PSY elective course3  Minor course3 
Minor course3  PSY 40803 
PSY 40703Must earn B- or better; prereq for PSY 4080 General elective or PSY 39906 
General elective or PSY 39901–3     
SUBTOTAL13–15  SUBTOTAL15 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
PSY required core class3Must earn C- or better General elective9–15 
PSY elective course3  UD PSY elective (if Honors thesis completed instead of PSY 4080)3–0 
Minor course3     
General elective or Honors thesis3     
General elective or PSY 39901–3     
SUBTOTAL13–15  SUBTOTAL12–15 
NOTE: One 15-hour minor from outside the department should be completed; students must maintain at least a 3.25 overall GPA

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

FRESHMAN FALL FRESHMAN SPRING
CourseHoursMilestones/Notes CourseHoursMilestones/Notes
ENGL 1010 (Comm)3Must earn C- or better ENGL 1020 (Comm)3Must earn C- or better
Nat Sci (Rubric 1)4  PSY 2210 or PSY 23003Must earn C- or better
MATH 1530, MATH 1710, or MATH 1730 (Math)3–4or MATH > 1730 PSY 20001
PSY 1410 (Soc/Beh Sci)3Must earn C- or better HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
    Hum/FA (Rubric 1)3 
SUBTOTAL13–14   13 
FRESHMAN SUMMER
PSY 2210 or PSY 23003Must earn C- or better Hum/FA (Rubric 2)3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SOPHOMORE FALL SOPHOMORE SPRING
COMM 2200 (Comm)3  HIST 2010 , HIST 2020, or HIST 20303 
ENGL 2020, ENGL 2030, or HUM 2610 (Hum/FA)3  Soc/Beh Sci3 
Nat Sci (Rubric 2)4  Minor course3 
PSY 30203Must earn B- or better; prereq for PSY 3070/4070 PSY 3070/PSY 30714Must earn B- or better; prereq for PSY 4070/4080
SUBTOTAL13  SUBTOTAL13 
SOPHOMORE SUMMER
PSY required core course3Must earn C- or better Minor course3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
NOTE: General Education and lower-division major hours should be completed by the end of Sophomore Spring. Apply for Pre-graduate School
Psychology admission (3.50 PSY GPA and 3.25 overall GPA required) when 45–60 hours are completed.
JUNIOR FALL JUNIOR SPRING
PSY 40703Must earn B- or better; prereq for PSY 4080 PSY 40803Must earn C- or better
PSY required core course3Must earn C- or better PSY elective course3 
Minor course3  Minor course3 
General elective or PSY 3990 3  General elective or PSY 3990 (or UD PSY elective if PSY 4080 sub.)3 
SUBTOTAL12  SUBTOTAL12 
JUNIOR SUMMER
Minor course3  PSY elective course3 
SUBTOTAL3  SUBTOTAL3 
SENIOR FALL SENIOR SPRING
PSY required core class3Must earn C- or better General elective courses12 
PSY elective course3     
General elective3     
General elective or Honors thesis 3     
General elective course 2–3     
SUBTOTAL14–15  SUBTOTAL12 
NOTE: One 15-hour minor from outside the department should be completed; students must maintain at least a 3.25 overall GPA

TOTAL HOURS IN PROGRAM: 120

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Psychology

PSY 1410 - General Psychology
3 credit hours
Prescribed prerequisite: READ 1000. Introductory survey course. Includes biological foundations, perception, principles of learning, intelligence, motivation, emotion, human development, personality, social psychology, behavior disorders, and psychotherapy.

PSY 1420 - Psychology of Adjustment
3 credit hours
Processes of human adjustment, adaptation, and environmental influences. Development of self-understanding, constructive management of emotion and stress, and healthy interpersonal relationships.

PSY 2000 - Seminar on Careers in Psychology
1 credit hour
Prerequisite: PSY 1410. Required for Psychology majors in the first 21 hours of psychology courses. Requirements needed for success in jobs or graduate school. Interest exploration and development of a career timeline and a resume/vita. Students who choose to complete assessment inventories will pay Testing Services an assessment fee of approximately $20.

PSY 2180 - Thinking: Intelligence and Creativity
3 credit hours
Psychological approaches to the study of information processing, thinking, and knowing, with emphasis on cognitive style, problem solving, and creative thinking.

PSY 2190 - Human Brain, Behavior, and Consciousness
3 credit hours
Introduction to the involvement of the brain in behavior and conscious experiences. Altered states of consciousness, mental illness, drug-induced states, sleep, learning, memory, and language. No biology background required.

PSY 2210 - Psychology of Social Behavior
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 1410 recommended but not required. Systematic study of social behavior. Includes interaction between people, perception of others, interpersonal attraction, aggression, altruism, conformity, attitudes, and group behavior.

PSY 2300 - Developmental Psychology
3 credit hours
Broad survey of the biological and environmental factors influencing physical, cognitive, and social development from conception until death. Emphasis on current research and theory. Will not substitute for SOC 3151 or CDFS 3340.

PSY 3020 - Basic Statistics for Behavioral Science
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: 3 credit hours of college-level mathematics. PSY 3030 may be required. (See online schedule.) Elementary descriptive and inferential statistics and their applications.

PSY 3030 - Laboratory in Psychology
1 credit hour
Corequisite: PSY 3020. Basic Statistics.

PSY 3070 - Research Methods
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 3020. Corequisite: PSY 3071. Analysis of methodological issues in psychological research. Designed to teach skills in the formulation, execution, interpretation, and presentation of psychological investigations. Three hours lecture and one one-hour laboratory.

PSY 3071 - Research Methods Lab
1 credit hour
Corequisite: PSY 3070.

PSY 3230 - Abnormal Psychology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 1410. Patterns of maladaptive behavior, including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and antisocial behavior.

PSY 3240 - Abnormal Child Psychology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 1410. Emotional and behavioral disorders in childhood and adolescence including autism and depression and child maltreatment.

PSY 3250 - Perspectives on Black Psychology
3 credit hours
Application of psychological principles to the personality development and behavior patterns of African Americans, in light of cultural heritage and contemporary events. Implications for assessment and counseling.

PSY 3320 - Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psycholog
3 credit hours
Application of psychology to business and industry. Topics include employee selection, performance appraisal, training, leadership, motivation, job analysis, legal issues, job satisfaction, work teams, and occupational health.

PSY 3590 - Personality
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 1410. Historical and contemporary personality theory and research, including the trait, cognitive, and motivational approaches. Topics include personality development, the unconscious, the self, goals, emotions, coping, disorders, and personality change.

PSY 3750 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology
3 credit hours
Reviews the historical background, roles, and responsibilities of clinical psychologists and differentiates their duties from other mental health professionals. Introduction to assessment and clinical interventions.

PSY 3970 - Cooperative Education
3 credit hours
Experiential learning that occurs in real employment situations. Graded on a pass/fail basis.  

PSY 3990 - Research in Psychology
1 to 3 credit hours
Prerequisites: 6 hours of psychology recommended but not required. Supervised research in current topics in psychology. Contact individual faculty members for research possibilities and requirements. May be repeated. (Students majoring in Psychology or the Pre-graduate School concentration may apply up to 6 hours of credit to the major. Students majoring in I/O Psychology may apply up to 4 hours of credit to the major. Students minoring in Psychology may apply up to 6 hours of credit to the minor.)

PSY 4010 - Laboratory in Psychology: Honors
1 credit hour
May be repeated. Supervised laboratory in an area of psychology related to a content course. The laboratory can only be taken during the semester the student is enrolled in the content course.

PSY 4030 - Psychology of Sensation and Perception
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 1410 or permission of instructor. Perceptual and physiological (sensory) mechanisms involved in vision, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Perceptual consequences of central nervous system events. Historical perspectives.

PSY 4040 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
3 credit hours
Information processing approach to the study of cognitive processes: attention, perception, memory, language, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making.

PSY 4050 - Applied Psychopharmacology
3 credit hours
Reviews current information on the action and uses of the most important groups of psychoactive drugs. Clinical, legal, and ethical aspects.

PSY 4060 - Sport Psychology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 1410 or consent of instructor. Application of psychological principles, motivational research, and social/psychological findings to the arena of sports. Theory and application of performance enhancement and teamwork in sports. See ATHC 4060.

PSY 4070 - Advanced Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Grade of B- or higher in PSY 3020 or equivalent course. Topics include multiple regression, factorial anova, repeated measures ANOVA, ANCOVA, and categorical data analysis. Offers preparation for graduate-level statistics courses often required in master's and doctoral level programs as well as for employment positions in business and government.

PSY 4080 - Advanced Research Methods
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Grade of B- or higher in PSY 3070 or equivalent training (POD) and PSY 4070. Design, conduct, analyze, and report psychological research. Advanced research conducted individually or in small groups. Offers preparation for graduate-level research required in master's and doctoral programs and for research applications in business and government settings.

PSY 4110 - Issues and Ethics in Mental Health Services
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: PSY 1410 and PSY 3230. Overview of mental health services that can be provided by the bachelor's graduate. Offers training necessary for entry-level positions in mental health agencies, emphasizing ethical guidelines and legal issues.

PSY 4120 - Psychology of Criminal Behavior
3 credit hours
Survey of theory and research pertaining to criminal behavior, covering topics such as mental illness and crime, criminal homicide, assault, and sex offenses.

PSY 4130 - Laboratory in Psychology
1 credit hour
Corequisite: PSY 4030. Laboratory experiences in sensation and perception.

PSY 4140 - Laboratory in Psychology
1 credit hour
Corequisite: PSY 4040 Laboratory experiences in cognitive psychology.

PSY 4150 - Laboratory in Psychology
1 credit hour
Corequisite: PSY 4240. Laboratory experiences in behavioral neuroscience.

PSY 4180 - Laboratory in Psychology
1 credit hour
Corequisite: PSY 4480. Laboratory experiences in learning theories.

PSY 4190 - Child Psychology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 2300 recommended but not required. Intensive research-based overview of child development from conception to puberty, including experiences in observation and/or interaction with children. Cognitive development, language development, peer interaction, moral development, and the contexts of child development.

PSY 4210 - Adolescent Psychology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 2300 recommended but not required. Physiological, emotional, mental, and social characteristics of adolescent development, including primary factors of influence.

PSY 4220 - Correctional Psychology
3 credit hours
Legal, law enforcement, delinquency, and criminal psychology, including psychological evaluation, classification, therapy, and rehabilitation. Special classifications. Field problems. Preventive implications.

PSY 4240 - Behavioral Neuroscience
3 credit hours
The role of the brain in those areas which are typically considered by psychology, such as sensory and motor functions, motivation, higher mental functions, and mental disorders.

PSY 4250 - Psychology of Exceptional Children
3 credit hours
Identification and etiology of patterns of exceptionality, with consideration given to behavioral manifestations and preventive and correctional programs.

PSY 4260 - Introduction to Psychological Testing
3 credit hours
Modern practices in test construction, selection, and application to a variety of situations such as schools, clinics, and businesses.

PSY 4270 - Personnel Selection and Placement
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 3320. Survey of test, interview, and other variables relating to applicant evaluation, placement, selection, and promotion.

PSY 4290 - Wage and Salary Administration
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 3320. Analysis of theory and practice in the administration of compensation. Practices and issues related to job evaluation, salary market data, pay for performance, and legal considerations.

PSY 4330 - Industrial and Organizational Training and Development
3 credit hours
Examination of training and development methods for industrial and other organizational use. Includes both managerial and worker training. Includes learning, needs assessment, program development, and program evaluation.

PSY 4340 - Human Factors Psychology
3 credit hours
The process of designing for human use. Considers individual differences, visual, auditory, and tactile displays, anthropometry, illumination, noise, humans in motion, and space and environmental studies.

PSY 4360 - Organizational Psychology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 1410. Application to human interaction, group processes, and leadership.

PSY 4370 - Motivation and Work Attitudes
3 credit hours
Motivation theories and applications to workplace. Emotions, attitudes, e.g., job satisfaction, organizational commitment, work-family balance. Performance effects.

PSY 4380 - Group Dynamics
3 credit hours
The functioning of groups. Includes development of group structure, group conflict, cohesion, social influence, leadership, group productivity, group decision making, and growth groups.

PSY 4390 - Persuasion
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 1410. Survey and analysis of theory and research on interpersonal influence. Applications of findings to various areas of human experience.

PSY 4400 - Behavioral Modification
3 credit hours
The application of behavioral change principles and evaluation strategies to the solution of individual, classroom, institutional, and organizational behavior problems.

PSY 4440 - Social Psychology of Close Relationships
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 1410. Theoretical and empirical issues in the scientific study of adult, close relationships from a social psychological perspective: initial attraction, relationship formation, maintenance, and dissolution. (Not a course in the broad area of marriage and the family: See CDFS 3320 - Family Relations and SOC 2500 - Marriage and Family.)

PSY 4460 - Psychology of Happiness and Well-Being
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 1410; PSY 2210 and PSY 3230 recommended. Survey of theoretical and research literature in the areas of subjective well-being, happiness, life satisfaction, stress-resistant personality styles, and self-actualization.

PSY 4470 - Theories of Counseling
3 credit hours
Integration of the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy and their application.

PSY 4480 - Learning Theories
3 credit hours
Survey of research and major theories of learning with emphasis on classical and instrumental conditioning and related topics.

PSY 4490 - Operant Conditioning
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 1410. Philosophy of B.F. Skinner's behaviorism explored in his writings and those of his followers and critics. Current applications of behaviorism in all areas of psychology (child, marriage and family, animal conditioning, mental health, addictions, etc.) also examined.

PSY 4510 - Science and Pseudoscience
3 credit hours
Provides a definition of science and explores issues related to that definition. Explores psychology as a science. Evaluation of topics in psychology in the context of the class discussion of science.

PSY 4600 - Psychosexual Adjustment
3 credit hours
Psychological, cultural, and biological facets of the human sexual experience. Attitudes and behaviors, variances and dysfunctions, implications and strategies for treatment.

PSY 4610 - Adult Psychology and Aging
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 2300 recommended but not required. A survey of the research on adult development with emphasis on old age. Examines the physical, intellectual, social, vocational, and personality changes during the adult years.

PSY 4620 - Psychology of Women
3 credit hours
Psychological impact of the culture on women's attitudes, roles, aspirations, problems, and personality development.

PSY 4630 - Death and Dying
3 credit hours
An experiential course covering the folklore of thanatology, the funeral industry, handling grief, counseling the bereaved, and the hospice concept. Objectives include an attempt to view death with equanimity and personal growth from confronting death.

PSY 4650 - Health Psychology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 1410 or consent of instructor. Psychological factors and principles involved in the study of correlates of health and illness, disease prevention, therapeutic interventions, and rehabilitative strategies.

PSY 4655 - Foundations of Mental Health Counseling
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: PSY 1410 and PSY 3230 or equivalent. History, roles, and duties of the professional mental health counselor. Managed care and third party reimbursement issues, administration and supervision of mental health services, and other salient issues relating to the role of the professional mental health counselor. Preparation for graduate-level training in mental health counseling.

PSY 4660 - Psychology Seminar Industrial-Social
1 credit hour
Representative and integrative study of scientific journals of field. May be taken for a total of three credits.

PSY 4670 - Psychology Seminar Clinical-Personality
1 credit hour
Representative and integrative study of scientific journals of field. May be taken for a total of three credits.

PSY 4680 - Psychology Seminar General-Experimental
1 credit hour
Representative and integrative study of scientific journals of field. May be taken for a total of three credits.

PSY 4700 - History and Systems of Psychology
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: Upper-division status; PSY 1410 recommended but not required. A survey of the history of psychology and an intensive study of current systems of psychology.

PSY 4720 - Multicultural Perspectives in Psychology and Education
3 credit hours
Theories and research relative to the education of multiethnic/racial minorities. Relation of culture and socialization to learning styles, assessment practices, and counseling considerations.

PSY 4730 - Apprenticeship-Industrial
3 credit hours
Supervised practical experience utilizing psychological principles and tools in an established organization.

PSY 4740 - Apprenticeship-Child
1 to 3 credit hours
Supervised practical experience utilizing psychological principles and tools in an established organization.

PSY 4750 - Apprenticeship-Pre-Clinical
1 to 3 credit hours
Supervised practical experience utilizing psychological principles and tools in an established organization.

PSY 4760 - Apprenticeship-Adolescent
1 to 3 credit hours
Supervised practical experience utilizing psychological principles and tools in an established organization.

PSY 4780 - Human Neuropsychology
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 4240 or consent of instructor. Organization and function of specific brain areas and the behavioral deficits and changes resulting from focal and diffuse brain damage.

PSY 4820 - Psychology of Language
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PSY 1410. A cognitive approach to how people learn and use language to communicate. Covers basic psycholinguistics (production, perception, comprehension, and mental representation), language acquisition, and applied psycholinguistics (bilingualism, language disorders, and machine language).